Apple’s M1 chip found vulnerable to browser-based channel attack
This attack works across hardware platforms including Intel Core, AMD Ryzen, Samsung Exynos, and Apple M1 architectures.
Apple last year launched M1-powered Mac Mini and MacBook Pro, MacBook Air laptops. The company's ARM-based chip has been in the news recently owing to the slew of Malware that the chip is vulnerable to. Now, researchers have found another vulnerability that affects the company's M1 chipset.
What's equally concerning is that this attack works across hardware platforms including Intel Core, AMD Ryzen, Samsung Exynos, and Apple M1 architectures. The report says that while all chips are vulnerable to this attack, Samsung and Apple's platforms are more vulnerable.
Notably, this is the third vulnerability found in M1 chips. Prior to this, a mysterious malware called Silver Sparrow was discovered to be running on almost 30,000 Macs across the globe. Prior to that, M1 Macs were targeted by the Pirrit adware family.